Getting Around Cook Islands
Air Rarotonga (www.airraro.com) runs regular inter-island services.
From Rarotonga: to Aitutaki - 50 minutes; Atiu - 45 minutes; to Mauke and Mitiaro - 50 minutes.
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Car hire is available through local and international companies. You can also rent bikes or mopeds.
Bright green licensed taxis are available 24 hours a day on Raratonga.
Alternatively, give Tik-es a go. These electric tuk tuks are a novel way of getting from A to B on Rarotonga.
Cook's Passenger Transport (www.busaboutraro.com) runs public buses round Rarotonga. There's one loop, with buses running in both a clockwise and anticlockwise direction.
Speed limits are 30-40kph (19-25mph) in built-up areas and 50kph (31mph) elsewhere.
As long as you're over 16, you can drive on a valid national driving licence from your home country for up to six months. If you're not licensed to ride a scooter or motorbike at home, you must obtain a Cook Islands driving licence, which means taking a theory and practical test at the police headquarters in Avarua.